Preparing a photograph for either printing or sharing online requires solid post-processing workflow technique. Working with RAW files demand an understanding white balance, exposure, contrast, highlights and shadow adjustment, setting black and white points, clarity, and the difference between vibrance and saturation. Personal aesthetic drives adjustment decisions, making the difference between a good photograph and a great photograph.
I recently was asked to share some of my processing techniques specific to my image, Autumn Aglow, which I made last Fall in California’s Eastern Sierra. To demonstrate my decision-making process,